Power and concentration, within a tightly woven structure showing lots of promise. Youthful tannins are grippy now, but appetising and balanced by generous cassis and black berries as well as vanilla and spice from oak. Complex and multi-dimensional - further inspection also reveals sour Morello cherry, plum and even wild fig. Those who can resist the temptation will be rewarded well with cellaring.
Ageing Potential: 5 - 8 years maturation should greatly reward with complexity and elegance.
Blend Information: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Pinotage, 15% Merlot
Delicious matched with some slow-roasted Rosemary Lamb.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted in weathered granite topsoil on a layer of gravel, above a crumbly clay sub-soil.
About The Harvest
Yield of 6 - 7 tons/ha.
In The Cellar
The three cultivars were vinified and aged separately in small French oak barrels for 23 months, personally selected by the winemaker and then blended together.
: Danie Steytler
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 14.29 %vol
pH : 3.48
RS : 3.3 g/l
Total Acid : 6.7 g/l
Appellation : Stellenbosch